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Re: [Pan-devel] [RFC:PATCH] implement "match only read articles" filter

From: Cal Peake
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] [RFC:PATCH] implement "match only read articles" filter
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:10:49 -0500 (EST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LNX 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013, Duncan wrote:

> I routinely show only unread (hide read) in text-groups, and have been 
> since I started with pan in 2002.  I'm not seeing it with that toggle 
> here.  But it's the show only read (hide unread) toggle that's new, and I 
> don't think I've actually used it, yet. Could it be screwing things up?

Yeah, it's some interaction between the two. Heinrich wrote the code to 
make sure they both can't be on at the same time (otherwise one would get 
no matching articles) and I'm hoping he knows how to fix it :)

> The one thing I do have occasionally happen, that others have mentioned 
> too, is a header-pane column-reset, so only the score column is shown.  I 
> strongly suspect that has something to do with a load-time race 
> condition, such that the resources aren't loaded properly and most of the 
> columns end up at zero-width,  Anyway, it doesn't happen very often, but 
> when it does, it's a pain enough to get the columns set back correctly 
> once again, that I took a backup of the preferences file, did a diff when 
> the problem occurred, and now do a conditional patch (dry-run first, if 
> it works, patch it for real) of the prefs file, resetting any columns 
> that zeroed out back to their normal width, in my pan startup scripts.  
> So if it happens, I quit pan so the bad settings get saved and the patch 
> will apply, and restart again, so they get patched back to something sane.

Yuck! I don't think I've ever encountered this; and that's a nasty, if not 
clever, workaround.

Cal Peake

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